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  1. Tom StarrPresident & Chairperson

  2. DSL Forum • Organization • Forum founded 1994 • Approximately 200 global members • Members include: • Service Providers • Equipment Suppliers • System Suppliers and Integrators • Independent Testing Laboratories • Content Developers and Providers • Other Interested Parties and Companies

  3. Vision: Global mass market for DSL; 200 million customers by 2005 Mission: Maximize global broadband DSL opportunities and success Strategy: Stimulate consumer and business demand for broadband DSL services. Engage industry stakeholders to ensure that all aspects needed for successful DSL services are specified and resolved. Game Plan

  4. Source: DSL Subscriber Growth Beats PredictionsDecember 2002 – March 2003 DSL-#1 Broadband Method in the World Global DSL Subscribers end March 2003 41.3 million Global growth in the quarter 15% Global growth year on year 90%

  5. 2003 DSL ForumStrategic Initiatives • Develop effective DSL support of emerging applications and advance end-to-end architecture evolution • WT-080 : Multi-Service Architecture & Framework • WT-081 : DSL Evolution - Architecture Requirements for the Support of QoS-Enabled IP Services • WT84 : FS-VDSL EMS-NMS Function specification • SLAs : Determine key parameters/metrics for different DSL services and applications (e.g. IP, ATM and leased line substitution connectivity services) • Management of Next Generation DSL networks : User configurable personalized services – “mass customization” • Focus on Peer to Peer network affects, and alternative content delivery models.

  6. 2003 Strategic Initiatives • Foster the linkage of DSL to Home Networking • Launched the DSLHome initiative, which incorporates technical and marketing elements to promote the strong fit DSL is to Home Networking excellence. • WT-076 : Security for Autoconfiguration • WT-082 : LAN-Side DSL CPE Configuration Specification • WT-086 : Dual Port Router Requirements • WT-087 : WAN side DSL CPE Management • WT-088 : Update to CPE autoconfiguration TR-037

  7. 2003 Strategic Initiatives • Focus on the needs of emerging markets • Multi-lingual content development, and regional tutorials • Broaden interoperability for all DSL types • WT085 :ADSL Interoperability Test Plan (issue 2) • WT-079 : SHDSL: Interoperability Test Plan for SHDSL • WT-072 : VDSL Interoperability Test Suite Supporting ITU FS-VDSL work • PD-013 : ADSL2 Interoperability Test Plan • Expand consumer & business awareness • More active engagement with consumer media, and new initiative to promote the DSLHome. • Active Global media campaign.

  8. Areas for Cooperation • Education- • DSL Technology Updates held in conjunction with study group meetings. • Shared online tutorials on ADSL, VDSL, SHDSL, Home Networking User Guides, and DSL provisioning. • Support of Emerging Markets • ITU could assist with translations of key documents and tutorials for emerging markets around the world.

  9. Get Involved Four DSL Forum meetings per year Upcoming in 2003:Boston September 2-5 Paris November 10-13 • Between meeting conference calls • Summits, open to industry members • Lead by a Board of Directors • Liaisons with many key organizations Contact Debbie Hetland at 510-608-5907dhetland@dslforum.org for more info

  10. Valuable DSL Forum Resources • Technical reports and white papers available online or via CD-Rom. • Attendance lists provided to meeting attendees. • Quarterly DSL Forum newsletters and the Annual Report help drive awareness of critical initiatives. • Extensive DSL Forum website content available for members’ websites, free with a simple “Provided by DSL Forum” recognition. • Sponsorship programs available to build company recognition and to support the various efforts of the Forum. • DSL Deployment postings and service providers links online for free to drive customer traffic to DSL provider sales centers.

  11. DSL Forum Web resources www.dslforum.org • Contribution site of all the technical & marketing key documents and efforts. • Conference Call Calendar • Industry Tradeshow & Conference Calendar • Latest NewsIncluding DSL press stories updated weekly • Press Room, including latest Analyst reports • Online Registration & Distribution list assignment www.dsllife.com • Consumer oriented site w/FAQs, Tutorials, Videos and Point-n-Click map for providers

  12. Contacts For more information on the DSL Forum Check out www.DSLForum.org Or contact Kmoore@dslforum.org 510-608-5921